Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Olivia Grace got to see all of her cousins this weekend. When we got home from the beach Colton and Chandlan were up here at the lake. So me met them out on Papaw's boat. Then the boys came over to play. Mimi brought some crazy wigs for OG. She loved them!

Then her cousin Jordan(aka JorJor) and Aunt Ellen came to spend a couple of nights. Olivia Grace was so excited to have Jordan spending the night at her house. Jordan read Olivia Grace some bedtime stories. On Monday we spent the day at the pool. OG and Jordan spent their time going down the slides. Then we headed to Maggie Moo's for BLUE ice cream. Thanks so much for coming to our house Jordan and Ellen. We miss you so much!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

We finished our trip with Olivia Grace riding on the train at the mall. She had seen it earlier in the week and she had not forgotten about it. These days she doesn't forget ANYTHING!!! It was a great week in Florida. Olivia Grace can't wait to go back next year.

Of course we had to take the traditional black-white beach pictures. We tried our best to get OG to be still. She thought it was fun to run around and flop around in the sand.

Thursday was our last day on the beach. We soaked up as much sun as possible. There were some "jellybeans" (aka jellyfish) in the water, but we still were able to have fun. Olivia Grace even fell asleep on the beach. We were SHOCKED!!!!

This is Princess Olivia Grace resting on vacation!!! All of her "needs" were being met.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last night we took Olivia Grace out on the beach. She was really excited about taking her blue flashlight. When we got out onto the beach we found MANY jellyfish and crabs (as OG would say "jellybeans" and "twabs"). So we may be fighting the jellyfish this morning.

We are still having fun in Florida. We have spent the days on the beach and in the pools. We have spent the evenings going to eat and shop. Today will be our last day at the beach. It rained yesterday, so hopefully it won't today.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Well, this is how we started our Florida trip on Saturday. We walked down to the beach and found 1,000's of DEAD fish. You could see DEAD fish floating in the ocean too. We found out that there had been a Red Tide last week. Not sure really what that is, but it kills the fish. So we were disappointed and grossed out. When we went down to the beach on Sunday there were just a few fish here and there (this picture is from Sunday). The water still wasn't pretty, so we stayed around the pools and lazy river. Olivia Grace has fun anywhere, so it didn't bother her at all. We have had fun. I'll post more pictures later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On our way home Sunday Olivia Grace and I went to Beebe to see Dukes, Nana and Pop. Olivia Grace got to pick her Daddy some vegetables in Pop's garden. She was proud of all that she picked. Pop always has a pretty garden. Please say a prayer for Pop. We found out today that he has cancer in many places. We are praying for God's healing and comfort. We love you Pop!!

This past weekend we went to LR for a wedding. Olivia Grace got to spend some time with her cousin Jordan. They had fun playing in the pool and eating ice cream.

"Why Mommy?" This is the question that Olivia Grace has asked me nonstop!!!! I knew she would go through this phase, but not to this extreme.

Monday, July 07, 2008

We had a fun 4th of July on the lake. Thankfully there was NO drama with the boat. Gigi came in on Friday morning and the Silvey clan came up on Thursday night. Olivia Grace loved riding on the tubes with Colton and Chandlan. However she wasn't too crazy about the JetSki. We watched the fireworks on the boat. Thanks Papaw and Uncle Shawn for bringing your boats.

Cowgirl Olivia Grace had so much fun at the rodeo on Thursday night. Cowboy Parker and Cowgirl Anna Kate were also there. We had terrific seats (thanks Simco's), so the kids were able to move around and see things up close. The food was great too!! Olivia Grace is still talking about the horses that kicked their legs up and down. It was a great way to start a wonderful 4th of July weekend.